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Understanding Your Blood Test Results

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Understanding Your Blood Test Results

Campbell County Health's low cost, walk-in blood draw program makes it easy and affordable for residents to have their blood checked, or get other routine health screenings, on a regular basis. When you use the My Health Home patient portal, you have access to your test results in less than 24 hours!

While Health and Wellness Screening Services at CCH can’t provide you with recommendations or diagnoses on your results, we can provide general explanations and guidelines. For details specific to you and your results, please make an appointment with your health care provider to discuss them.

Screening results that fall OUTSIDE Campbell County Health's reference ranges (reported on the right side of the report form) will be marked with an L or H immediately behind the value. Values that are deemed "critical" values will be marked with L* or H* immediately behind the value.

Screening values that are outside the CCH reference ranges:

  1. May show that you had eaten shortly before your blood was drawn.

  2. May mean there was a problem with drawing your blood.

  3. May indicate possible problems needing medical evaluation.

IT IS NOT POSSIBLE TO DIAGNOSE OR TREAT ANY DISEASE OR HEALTH PROBLEM WITH THIS BLOOD SCREEN ALONE. It can help you learn more about your body and detect potential problems in early stages when treatment or changes in personal health habits can be most effective.

You and your healthcare provider can learn a great deal about your health from a sample of your blood. Laboratory tests help in several ways. Sometimes test results will be abnormal before you have any symptoms. For those times when symptoms have developed, laboratory test results may help confirm that a problem does exist.

A normal test result is just as significant as an abnormal result. When a result is normal, it not only helps to rule out disease, but it also establishes a baseline for you. Each person has his or her own "normal" baseline. A person's own result is the best baseline for monitoring any change that takes place in the future. If any of your values are significantly different than previous results but still normal, contact your healthcare provider.

For a full list of general explanations of results for each screening test offered at Health and Wellness screening services click HERE.

Want to schedule your routine blood work affordably and efficiently? You can schedule your appointment online HERE. Have questions? Give Health and Wellness Screenings a call at 307-688-8051.
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